Posted in Thoughts About Children

Our Schools are not Safe…

More than 7,000 Children in Florida Have Tested Positive for COVID-19FLORIDA — According to the Florida Department of Health, more than 7,000 children under 18 have tested positive for coronavirus in Florida since the pandemic began in March, the Miami Herald reports.https://theamericanonews.com/2020/07/01/more-than-7000-children-in-florida-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19/

I am so very concerned with the lack of priority when it comes to decisions that the leaders make when it pertains to our children…

First it was arming teachers to help protect against gun violence in schools….

And now….that we are in the midst of this pandemic that is not going away…

Along with the instability of our president who always puts greed for his own agenda, before anything else..

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis who once again, goes right along with Trump…
Will Open Florida’s schools!!!

And with that reckless decision….I have many concerns:

How will young children maintain social distance and wearing masks?

With our schools lack of funds due to cuts in public education, and the uncaring and unqualified Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos splitting covid funds with private schools…

How will schools be kept sanitized?… Most schools do not have even have enough custodial staff…

With all the additional responsibility teachers have… How will teachers teach while keeping our children safe?

Will children be socially distanced on school buses and in a cafeteria?

What about an outbreak at a particular school and teachers are ill …Do we shut down schools…hire substitutes?

There are so many concerns with this reckless decision…

And moreover…

Schools opening in the Fall with no regard for the consequences is definitely wrong!!!

I will pray for our children… families…former colleagues…and all those involved with our schools…

And we will all bare witness to what may happen….

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Retired elementary, public school teacher; all thirty-eight years in Florida... Now spending my time advocating for our children, and their right to strong public school education...With an appreciation for the arts and the beauty in each day…

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